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Entry opens today, this was a blast last year, little cold but great property. I'm trying for row 10.
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Any idea on spectator admission price? Sounds like a good reason for a Sunday ride to go cheer y’all on.
 

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Rob, did you ride it last yr? i worked one of the checks, froze my *** off on race day. but it was fun bs'in w/ all the race junkies out there.That alone's worth the price of admission. :flip:
 

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Rob, did you ride it last yr? i worked one of the checks, froze my *** off on race day. but it was fun bs'in w/ all the race junkies out there.That alone's worth the price of admission. :flip:
Yes sir I did and it was very cold. Sure working a check might have been even worse. I forget my row # but finished before the very cold miserable rain started.
 

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Rob..... I've never done an enduro.. Just curious, what does "entering on Row 10" mean?

Is that a starting position? Do you enter based on your expected speed so the really fast guys go for rows 1-4 and then slower from there? If that is the case, how many rows are there? I would think you're not at the back...I've seen you ride.
 

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Enduros are ran quite a bit different from other events. Your starting position means nothing. You can just request row when you enter. I'm just trying to get through a little earlier and if wet it won't be as beat up. Start on first couple of rows and sometimes it's hard to follow course. The AA or pros so to speak are generally ran 1 per row starting around row 20. They put 4 or 5 riders per row depending on the club. What's neat is, you can ride with your buddies no matter the class as rows have nothing to do with that either. There is usually 4 restarts for us slow guys and 5 or 6 for the faster guys. They will go 15 or so more miles. If you stay on or close to being on time you get a little rest at every restart. You ought to try it, just a fast trail ride for most of us!! Not nearly as intense as close course racing. If lucky you won't run anything but once, sometimes if property is small you'll some of it twice.
 

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Yup, I’m talked into it. I gotta go watch this and see what it’s all about. Road trip!


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I'll be working one of the checks for this enduro next weekend. (location = triple gates).
We are truly blessed to have McMahan Ranch open his amazing property for this enduro.
...lots of fresh tracks, with scenery like this!!!
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See y'all out there next weekend!
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Right on the verge of throwing in the towel. Spent the day driving all over looking for a piece of land to ride that isn't five hours round trip away. After 11 months of no riding and forests closed all the time or too far away I am kinda discouraged. Sold my DS I never rode in ten years a couple months ago and haven't missed it a minute. The Sandwinder could easily be the "enduro of the year" but I just ain't ready or even feeling it. And motel rooms have gotten real real old.
 

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Right now event is sold out, but:

"George McMahan I’ve heard rumors that AMSA may raise the limit to accommodate late comers; stay tuned!!"

per land owner-George
 

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Ended drizzling the whole race and was a very challenging, slick, rutted up, and rooted course. I dropped or fell of the hills at least 10 times. Plus not myself out for a second hitting a low hanging limb(was marked).
 

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There was 16 that started over 60, the 4 of us were only ones to finish. Stubborn or brave, who knows.
Bubba Dennis39C60+ SCKTM114445OVERALL C30m 7s 333
(121)
18m 5s 827
(160)
24m 37s 890
(140)
21m 6s 925
(173)
33m 5s 751
(124)
127m 3s 726
Jerry Stevens3B60+ SCKTM215654OVERALL C33m 2s 768
(178)
17m 51s 689
(148)
25m 45s 219
(154)
20m 37s 628
(162)
34m 54s 726
(143)
132m 12s 30
Donny Stuart66E60+ SCYAMAHA316056OVERALL C36m 54s 948
(225)
19m 10s 217
(180)
25m 54s 616
(156)
20m 48s 61
(166)
31m 37s 985
(107)
134m 25s 827
William Vaughan10A60+ SCKTM417977OVERALL C36m 43s 181
(223)
21m 23s 752
(207)
31m 44s 592
(213)
22m 2s 964
(190)
39m 33s 300
(173)
151m 27s 789
 
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NameNumberClassBrandC.***OverallG.***GroupSection 1Section 2Section 3Section 4Section 5Section 6Section 7Section 8Tot. Time

Bubba Dennis39C60+ SCKTM114445OVERALL C30m 7s 333
(121)
18m 5s 827
(160)
24m 37s 890
(140)
21m 6s 925
(173)
33m 5s 751
(124)
127m 3s 726
Jerry Stevens3B60+ SCKTM215654OVERALL C33m 2s 768
(178)
17m 51s 689
(148)
25m 45s 219
(154)
20m 37s 628
(162)
34m 54s 726
(143)
132m 12s 30
Donny Stuart66E60+ SCYAMAHA316056OVERALL C36m 54s 948
(225)
19m 10s 217
(180)
25m 54s 616
(156)
20m 48s 61
(166)
31m 37s 985
(107)
134m 25s 827
William Vaughan10A60+ SCKTM417977OVERALL C36m 43s 181
(223)
21m 23s 752
(207)
31m 44s 592
(213)
22m 2s 964
(190)
39m 33s 300
(173)
151m 27s 789
 

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Congrats to all the riders who got through this enduro. Had this enduro ran on Saturday, the conditions throughout all the trails were just supremo, dry and tacky, and it would have been an extra-ordinary enduro. But the weather intervened, and so on Sunday's enduro, riders had to endure - in spades. This was truly an "A" level enduro. You had to be a solid A rider to finish, and you had to be an A rider to truly enjoy this challenging enduro. That course had it all!

BTW... last I heard , while still working the gates, Andrew Short was in 1st place. Did he finish in 1st ?
 
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Congrats to all the riders who got through this enduro. Had this enduro ran on Saturday, the conditions throughout all the trails were just supremo, dry and tacky, and it would have been an extra-ordinary enduro. But the weather intervened, and so on Sunday's enduro, riders had to endure - in spades. This was truly an "A" level enduro. You had to be a solid A rider to finish, and you had to be an A rider to truly enjoy this challenging enduro. That course had it all!

BTW... last I heard , while still working the gates, Andrew Short was in 1st place. Did he finish in 1st ?
His Instagram said 3rd
 
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That's really awesome.
I got to see Short rippin' it up on a Husky. Wasn't as much as a rip, but S-M-O-O-T-H!
Speaking of, I was just BLOWN away w/ all the white husky's I saw racing. It seemed like for every 2 KTM, there went a white Husky, bangin' bars w/ orange.
 

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Looking a little nervous as I think about what lies ahead in the last test. It was the only C riders did twice. So I knew what was ahead (or thought I did). The off camber slick hill was my main concern plus an extremely nasty creek crossing. I gave no thought that 400 bikes had been through there, duh. Pretty much the whole loop was terrible. Tree crossing were dug out, DEEP ruts, slick, deep grass tracks. And yes the slick hill had a pile of bikes on it, course worker showed me a line and off I went, almost made it and he grabbed front wheel and got me over the top, so thankful, REALLY. The creek must have gotten really made, it was rerouted. Hit my head on a low limb, actually blanked out for a second and fell over. Got hung up on a double log crossing, just too tired to get the bike off it, just no traction. Pretty sure the 450 lost most of it's water, just brutal, lol! Proud to have finished, would not do this again, got to be smart enough to know when to load up. A lot of folks did.
 

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It felt like this but luckily it wasn't, there was only one bog where if you took wrong line you would be buried. Only did that test once and found a really clean line through it. There was 2 bikes buried in it, probably still there, lol.
 

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Question. You mentioned your bike was almost out of water from the torture. I’m sure that was the heat but made me curious to ask if you use any kind of radiator guards for protection in a get off? Or does the design of dirt bikes come with enough? Seems like we always add something to our dual sports but I’ve never seen a real dirt bike all armored up. I’m sure there’s weight issues
 

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Question. You mentioned your bike was almost out of water from the torture. I’m sure that was the heat but made me curious to ask if you use any kind of radiator guards for protection in a get off? Or does the design of dirt bikes come with enough? Seems like we always add something to our dual sports but I’ve never seen a real dirt bike all armored up. I’m sure there’s weight issues
Actually all I have is the stock plastic it came with, and I've lost one radiator to this. I don't add guards because of the reduced air flow, just me. Most guys run some extra protection. Mine got hot Sunday because of extreme clutch abuse and no forward motion, lol. Anxious to get out and see if all is ok. My friend that owns TJ's had to quit Sunday after one test. He had abused his bike at last TORCS race in the mud, but assumed all was good, it wasn't!! Could be an expensive mud race.
 

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That’s interesting, and yes that could be very expensive.

Not to side track your thread , but TJ’s cycles in Austin ?
 

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My friend that owns TJ's had to quit Sunday after one test. He had abused his bike at last TORCS race in the mud, but assumed all was good, it wasn't!! Could be an expensive mud race.
ahhh, that might explain why I didn't see TJ going through my section. But his son Brian and Brian's son made it through the long course. Makes me proud to know these good folks. Family that rides together stays together.
Speaking of bike abuse, I suggested to my good trials buddy who just bought a brand new 2019 TPI 300 Husky from TJ last month to have a go at this enduro, his 1st ever. Looks like I'm going to have to apologize profusely for my famous last words "...yea buddy, come ride this enduro....break in your new TPI the right way..."
 

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That’s interesting, and yes that could be very expensive.

Not to side track your thread , but TJ’s cycles in Austin ?
Yes, we didn't go into details on how serious, but he quit after first test section. Tom and I have banged bars since 2003.
 

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ahhh, that might explain why I didn't see TJ going through my section. But his son Brian and Brian's son made it through the long course. Makes me proud to know these good folks. Family that rides together stays together.
Speaking of bike abuse, I suggested to my good trials buddy who just bought a brand new 2019 TPI 300 Husky from TJ last month to have a go at this enduro, his 1st ever. Looks like I'm going to have to apologize profusely for my famous last words "...yea buddy, come ride this enduro....break in your new TPI the right way..."
That's funny, I kinda did the same. Talked my riding buddy into doing his first enduro. I told him he would thank me afterwards. lol, didn't work that way but he did finish. And he too was on a brand new bike, 1 hour on a 2019 250RX, was new!!!!
 

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ahhh, that might explain why I didn't see TJ going through my section. But his son Brian and Brian's son made it through the long course. Makes me proud to know these good folks. Family that rides together stays together.
Speaking of bike abuse, I suggested to my good trials buddy who just bought a brand new 2019 TPI 300 Husky from TJ last month to have a go at this enduro, his 1st ever. Looks like I'm going to have to apologize profusely for my famous last words "...yea buddy, come ride this enduro....break in your new TPI the right way..."
Yep, they are good people.
 
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